OS Grid ref:- SW975414
Beautiful Porthluney Cove is situated 9 miles from the town of St. Austell,
The cove has a pleasant aspect, it has a sheltered and south facing sandy beach with a convenient adjoining car park.
The quiet beach, also known as Caerhays Beach, lies in a superb location against the backdrop of spectacular Caerhays Castle. The beach is excellent for swimming and is dog friendly all year round. There is no Lifeguard cover provided, facilities include toilets and refreshments.
Coastal paths on each side of the cliffs offer superb views past Nare Head to the Lizard, or from Dodman Point beyond Gribbin Head. From Caerhays, the nearby beaches at East Portholland and Hemmick can be visited on foot via the South West Coast Path.
Caerhays Castle was converted from a medieval manor house in the early nineteenth century by John Nash, architect of London's marble arch. In the Early Middle Ages, it belonged to the Arundell family. The earliest recorded mention of the name occurs in 1259 when it was referred to Karihaes.
The castle was used as the setting for Manderley in the TV production of Daphne du Maurier's novel 'Rebecca'. The 120 acre gardens gardens are the creation of the Williams family, who owned the castle from the mid nineteenth century and consist of tall flowering trees and shrubs, set amidst beech and pine woodland.
Nestling in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney beach, Caerhays Castle was converted from a medieval manor house in the early nineteenth century by John Nash, architect of London's marble arch.
Guided tours of the castle are available for a limited period during the season, the Magnolia tearooms provide refreshments and the gift shop in the courtyard stocks a varied selection of local and own branded products.